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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Date Title
July 31, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Announce More Than $19 Million Loan for Construction of Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facility in Albert Lea
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $1 Million for Lake Superior Coastal Program
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Over $4.7 Million to Improve Infrastructure at Ely Airport
Feb. 4, 2014 Repealing Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act
Jan. 16, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Budget Bill Will Strengthen Economy, Provide Stability for Businesses
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Budget Compromise
Dec. 17, 2013 A Good Step Forward
Nov. 26, 2013 Letter to Barbara Boxer, David Viter, Bill Shuster, and Nick J. Rahall Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Oct. 16, 2013 Sen. Franken Relieved Shutdown Has Ended & U.S. Won't Default
Oct. 14, 2013 In Speech, Sen. Franken Says Shutdown Spells Huge Missed Opportunity for Congress To Do its Job
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Oct. 5, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken: Politics Should Not Get between Women and Their Doctors
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Reacts to Defense Furloughs in Minnesota
May 7, 2013 The Sequester
April 16, 2013 Schatz Joins Rockefeller and 17 Other Senators to Introduce Legislation That Protects Seniors and Reduces Deficit By $141.2 Billion
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014
March 20, 2013 Sen. Franken Makes Progress on Lewis & Clark Water Project in Senate Budget
March 14, 2013 Letter to Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force - Retention of 934th Airlift Wing
March 4, 2013 Letter to Budget Chairman Murray, Sen. Franken Presses Senate Budget Chair to Craft Budget with Balance of Smart Cuts, Critical Investments, New Revenue
Feb. 21, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby - Funding and Jobs
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Chairman Walter, Securities and Exchange Commission, Sens. Franken, Wicker, Schumer Press SEC to Take Next Steps to Reform Credit Rating Industry
Feb. 6, 2013 Sen. Franken: Ending Saturday Postal Delivery a Disservice to Minnesota Communities
Feb. 6, 2013 Sen. Franken: Ending Saturday Postal Delivery a Disservice to Minnesota Communities
Jan. 1, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Fiscal Cliff Agreement
Dec. 13, 2012 Star Tribune - Let's Keep our Balance Around this Fiscal Cliff
Dec. 10, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Sept. 21, 2012 In Senate Floor Speech, Sen. Franken Urges Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction to Achieve Job Creation and Economic Growth
Sept. 20, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 14, 2012 Letter to Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget
July 6, 2012 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, Reps. Peterson, McCollum, Kline, Cravaack Announce Presidential Disaster Declaration for 13 Minnesota Counties Devastated by Flooding
June 13, 2012 Landmark Bill Cracking Down on Waste, Fraud in Wartime Contracting Gains Bipartisan Support
May 16, 2012 S. Con. Res. 41, H. Con. Res. 112, S. Con. Res. 37, S. Con. Res. 42, S. Con. Res. 44 En Bloc--Motions to Proceed
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 25, 2011 St. Cloud Times - Balanced budget amendment bill at center of debt debate
Sept. 22, 2011 Senators Urge Super Committee to Get Jobs Score on Proposed Package
Sept. 14, 2011 Letter to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Aug. 18, 2011 Sen. Franken Statement on Department of Justice Investigation of S&P
Aug. 11, 2011 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader - Spurring Job Growth
Aug. 1, 2011 Senator Franken's Statement on the Debt Ceiling Compromise
July 30, 2011 Establishing the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays
July 27, 2011 Sen. Franken Releases County-By-County Report on Potential Minnesota Impact if U.S. Fails to Meet Budget Obligations
July 7, 2011 Sen. Franken Implores Budget Crisis Be Resolved in Balanced Way
June 16, 2011 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Vote to End Ethanol Blenders Credit
May 5, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Medicare
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